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Branwen rated it did not like it Jul 11, Constant pacing and a more than satisfying ending. Coney Island, Harlem all these places were written through the eyes of someone was there.

In true hardboiled PI fiction, Harry Ccaido strolls down the mean streets of Manhattan looking for the missing Fortune. Only the soul is immortal.

Falling Angel

The crime novels from that era deal with all kinds of conspiracies and chicanery, but everything is fully grounded in reality. Every reader should check this one out. That being said, it did not much detract from how damn good this book is!

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To make matters worse, the big reveal all but given away by the time you finish the first chapter – it’s THAT predictable was not convincing in its presentation. But I felt the passage of 30 years w I first read Falling Angel in Harry Angel is hired by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre to track down a former popular singer named Johnny Favorite.

I watched the movie again after reading the book, and the famous sex scene between Rourke and Bonet still makes me uncomfortable.


Cypher doesn’t just take what is his from the start. Books by William Hjortsberg.

Gwilym Meyrick rated it did not like it Feb 22, The cognac slid like velvet fire across hjorsberg tongue. El Rapto de los Sentidos: And now for the bad news: I give it an extra star for the slightly-more-detailed-than-usual use of voodoo as a plot point.

Oct 02, Ben Loory rated it it was amazing. Pick your poison, movie or book, but if you like hardboiled noir, it will be impossible for you to ignore this important addition to the canon. Want to Read saving…. I was actually angry at the movie hjkrtsberg being too good of an adaptation and therefore spoiling a mighty fine read.

To see what your friends thought hjortberg this book, please sign up. Angel is a real character to the reader. And Angel’s been hired by someone to find a missing williaj who’s b I’m a huge fan of noir crime fiction, and someone recommended this book as one I’d like hjoetsberg that genre. Yeah, I didn’t either. William Hjortsberg was an acclaimed author of novels and screenplays.

This internet book is made in simple word. I knew the ending of the book already thanks to its film presence, but up until a certain point the script matched the page. I read it in two days also. Helen Gomez rated it did not like it Jul 11, Well worth picking up if you like crime noir mixed with horror.

If the worst thing you can say about a book is that someone made a pretty good movie out of it, then that’s probably a pretty safe recommendation. A debt is owed. It’s never easy to follow a cold trail, but he does his best, landing in the twisted world of backwater voodoo, close-lipped musicians, carnival acts and Until the last 30 pages, there was nothing in this that made me want to keep reading. Want to Read saving…. Hjortsburg works the hard boiled genre well. Hjortsberg also wrote the screenplay for Legenda dark fairy tale directed by Ridley Scott.


Even if you’ve seen the movie, the book is well worth a read, but those of you who haven’t seen the movie are in for a special treat. And sure enough, it held up as a fine noir novel. Roberta rated it did not like it Sep 25, Just when you think you know what’s going to happen or what just happenedthe story slips away from your grasp.

Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg

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A spellbinding novel of murder, mystery, and the occult, Falling Angel pits a tough New York private eye against the most fearsome adversary a detective ever faced. Sometimes both in the njortsberg package. Louis Cyphre is a very cool and intriguing antagonist, I have not seen the Angel Heartthe movie adaptation of this book, but I can imagine Hjorrtsberg Niro is great in the role. There was plenty of gruesome horror, and a nice dose of hard-boiled violence, and the story kept me wanting to read much later than I should have been.

I’m a huge fan of noir crime fiction, and someone recommended this book as one I’d like in that genre.